Lady Pirates fall to Lehigh on the road

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Hampton University women’s basketball team appeared to be on its way to its first win of the season Tuesday morning in Stabler Arena, but Lehigh used a late second-half push to emerge with an 85-67 win.

The Lady Pirates fell to 0-5 on the season.

Senior guard Kenia Cole led three Lady Pirates in double figures with a season-high 22 points to go along with five assists, going 7-for-14 from the floor and 4-for-8 from behind the arc. Sophomore guard Malia Tate-DeFretias added 17 points, four assists, and five steals.

Junior guard Ryan Jordan added 10 points and five rebounds. Redshirt junior forward Brielle Ward grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.

The Lady Pirates shot 30.5 percent (25-for-82) from the floor and made eight of their 28 3-pointers (28.6 percent). Hampton also went 9-for-12 (75.0 percent) from the free throw line, and the Lady Pirates turned 26 Lehigh turnovers into 20 points.

Lehigh (6-0) shot 52.0 percent (26-for-50) from the floor and held a 50-35 edge in rebounding. The Mountain Hawks were also 30-for-43 (69.8 percent) from the free throw line.

Kerry Kinek led Lehigh with 22 points.

The Lady Pirates will be in Philadelphia, Pa. to take on Penn at 7 p.m.

After Slow Start, Bethune-Cookman Rolls Past Edward Waters

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Bethune-Cookman Lady Wildcats tallied four players in double-figures and two with double-doubles on Tuesday night, dispatching Edward Waters, 60-42, using a second half turnaround to run away with the victory for the second-straight game.

Jasmine Knowles notched a career high on offense, sharing the scoring lead with Kendra Cooper at 16 points. Cooper. Cooper put away three of her four three pointers in the second half.

Kailyn Williams and Kayla Crawford each logged a double-double in Tuesday night’s non-conference tilt, with K. Williams scoring 12 and collecting a career-best 15 rebounds, while also tallying five (5) blocks and three (3) assists. The reigning Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Player of the Week, Crawford scored 12 and grabbed 10 boards.

The Lady Wildcats only allowed four turnovers in the second half and dominated the rebound margin, 49-32. B-CU also put in work at the free throw line, hitting 85.7 percent (12-for-14) on the night.

Led by fourth-year Head Coach and former B-CU (Vanessa Blair-Lewis) assistant Charmaine Wilson, the Tigers fall to 6-4 on the year. Guard Britany Rowell led all scorers with 18 points, in addition to eight (8) rebounds.

The Lady Wildcats (2-5) open up the conference season this weekend, traveling to Savannah State for a Saturday MEAC opener on the road.

North Carolina A&T rallies to down Davidson in overtime

DAVIDSON, N.C. — The North Carolina A&T women’s basketball team overcame a 14-point second-half deficit to beat Davidson 62-57 in overtime Tuesday night at Belk Arena. Eboni Ross led the Aggies with 17 points and 16 rebounds on 13-for-20 shooting from the free throw line. Christina Carter added eight points and three assists and freshman Michelle Fitzgerald added seven points and nine rebounds.

The Aggies (5-2) struggled from the floor all night, shooting just 27 percent. As a result, the Wildcats (3-4) led for the first 37 1/2 minutes of the game. Mackenzie Latt’s jump shot with 8:08 remaining in the game gave Davidson its biggest lead at 48-34. But thanks to the Aggies full-court pressure and Ross free throws the Aggies were able to end regulation on a 16-0 run. Carter gave the Aggies their first lead of the game, 50-48, on a 3-pointer from the elbow with 2:22 remaining. A&T guard Dana Brown had a chance to put the game away but missed her 3-pointer.

Dakota Dukes capitalized on the long rebound by scoring in transition to tie the game and send it into overtime tied at 50. A&T had no problem making shots in overtime. The Aggies hit four out of their first five shots, including a 3-pointer from Fitzgerald to take a 59-50 lead.  Davidson was able to fight back to within four thanks to missed free throws by A&T, but Ross put the game away with a free throw with eight seconds remaining.

The Aggies begin conference play 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6 at Howard.

Coppin State drops 49-29 decision to No. 19 Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. – The Coppin State women’s basketball team fell to No. 19 Georgia, 49-29, in a non-conference contest at Stegeman Coliseum Tuesday night.

Jordan Swails led the team with six points and four rebounds. Keena Samuels added five points and three rebounds. Amber Griffin notched four points and four assists. Janelle Lane and Bria Harris tallied four points and five rebounds apiece.

The Eagles held the Lady Bulldogs below 50 points, the fewest points allowed by Coppin State this year. The 49 points were also a season-low point total for Georgia, which was picked sixth in the SEC preseason coaches’ poll. For the game, Coppin State held Georgia to 26 percent shooting from the field.

In their last two games, the Eagles have permitted an average of 52.5 points. For the season, Coppin State has held three teams below 40 percent shooting, including its last two opponents.

Coppin State is back in action Saturday afternoon when it visits West Virginia at 4 p.m.

MEAC Media Relations


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